Lakes For Mumbai Started Overflowing – First Modak Sagar & Now Tansa

It’s good news for Mumbaikars that the lakes supplying water to island city have started overflowing. First was Modak started overflowing on 15th Saturday and now Tansa lake on 18th July Tuesday. (Lake img source: Indiatimes.com)

As compared to last year the overflow of lake is early which was started overflowing on 2nd August, 2016. Modak Sagar was first lake to overflow this year. Modak Sagar, which supplies 1.28 lakh million litres of water to Mumbai daily, started to overflow on Saturday while Tansa started overflowing on 19th July 2017.

Lakes

Full Supply Level in Metres Lowest drawable level in metres Present Level in metres Rainfall (mm) in 2017
Modak Sagar

163.15

143.26 163.16 1612

Tansa

128.63 118.87 128.42

1504

Vihar

80.12

73.92 77.45 1776

Tulsi

139.17 131.07 136.89

1310

Upper Vaitarna

603.51

599.79 599.55

1471

Bhatsa

142.07

104.9 131.34

1546

Middle Vaitarna

285.00 220.00 282.67

1600

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Since 13th till 20th July the lake areas have been receiving very good rainfall.  14 cms recorded at Mid Vaitarna on 14th & at Tulsi lake on 18th July.

Following are the rainfall recorded in cms from 13th to 19th July 2017:

13th July

Vihar, Upp. Vaitarna – 7 cms , Vaitarna – 6 cm, Bhatsa, Mid Vaitarna – 5 each

14th July

Mid Vaitarna – 14 each, Upp. Vaitarna – 10, Vihar – 9, Vaitarna – 8, Tansa, Bhatsa – 5 each, Tulsi – 4.

15th July

Vaitarna -12, Vihar – 11, Mid Vaitarna – 10, Tulsi, Upp. Vaitarna, Bhatsa – 9 each, Tansa – 7.

16th July

Vihar – 11, Upp. Vaitarna, – 7, Tulsi, Bhatsa, Mid Vaitarna – 6 each, Tansa, Vaitarna – 5 each

17th July

Upp. Vaitarna, Vihar, Bhatsa – 7 each, Vaitarna – 6, Mid Vaitarna – 5, Tansa, Tulsi – 4 each,

18th July

Tulsi – 14, Bhandup, Vihar – 13, Vaitarna – 11, Tansa, Bhatsa – 8 each, Upp Vaitarna, Mid Vaitarna – 5 each.

19th July

Vihar – 10, Tulsi – 9, Upper Vaitarna – 3

 

The above rainfall was due to very active monsoon condition due to the formation of low pressure area over South Rajasthan on 13th July and thereafter low in Bay of Bengal. For more understanding about why there was heavy rains after 13th July visit weatherview.in

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